Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature
Crickmore, Debbie; Wray, Jane
Over the last quarter of a century, much attention has justifiably been given to the closure of long-stay hospitals and the subsequent community-based experiences of people with learning disabilities. This has inevitably led to debate regarding how best they might continue to be supported, and by whom. Having identified a range of accredited provision currently available to prepare or develop staff working with adults with learning disabilities in the United Kingdom, this article reviews a range of contemporary literature relating to education in learning disability health and social care that is typically produced and viewed in isolation. Four themes are identified: training social carers, user involvement, (inter)professional practice and work-based learning. Key messages emerge from these themes to form recommendations for the future education of learning disability practitioners across the workforce.
Crickmore, D., & Wray, J. (2009). Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13(4), 291 - 304. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629509355725
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 31, 2009|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 22, 2009|
|Publication Date||Dec 31, 2009|
|Journal||Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Pages||291 - 304|
|Keywords||Contemporary literature; Education; Learning disability practice; Training|
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